Sesame Spinach Salad


This Sesame Spinach Salad makes a beautiful dish for entertaining. It’s a light dish with a nice pop of flavor. It’s made with simple wholesome ingredients and is sure to wow at any dinner party or weeknight dinner table.

Special Diet Notes: Sesame Spinach Salad

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, nut-free, and vegetarian. Optionally vegan / plant-based and gluten-free.

Sesame Spinach Salad
  • 1.5 lbs spinach, stemmed and rinsed well
  • ¼ cup mirin, rice wine - or dry white wine or sake
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce or wheat free tamari (for gluten free)
  • 2 teaspoon honey (substitute maple syrup for vegan)
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  1. Steam spinach. Squeeze excess water out.
  2. In a large bowl mix rice wine through sesame oil. Mix spinach with sauce, may cover and chill up to 4 hours.
  3. Divide spinach into six cylindrical bundles and squeeze each tightly to compact the leaves. Arrane individually in small shallow bowls. Spoon a little of the dressing left in the bowl over each bundle. Sprinkle each bundle with about 1 t sesame seeds.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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